About an hour ago, Cat Cora posted on facebook / twitter that she is currently visiting her family in Mississippi and her father is slowly passing away from cancer.

Many of us know what it’s like to lose someone we care about to cancer. Thankfully the advances of modern medicine are such that in most cases the patient can be kept comfortable in their final days. While this offers some piece of mind to the loved ones, the situation is no less heart breaking.

I cannot even begin to imagine what it feels like to lose a parent. My heart goes out to Spiro, Cat and the entire family.

If you are the praying type, please keep the Cora family in your prayers.

Well, now. Ain’t that the truth?!  

Well, now. Ain’t that the truth?!  

Off Topic: What? This Blog Has a Topic?

Places I would prefer to live: CHICAGO, Washington D.C., Open to suggestions regarding other cities with good public transportation, perferably trains. (Meggs loves her some trains…)*

Places I seriously do not want to live: New York City, Boston, Texas, Any state bordering the Pacific Ocean

Etc: Will move to Minnesota for a position at the Mayo Clinic; Will go to Tennessee for St. Jude. — I’m not the most practical person in the world, but I am more or less flexible.

*…and when I say I want to live in the city, I mean, like, a suburb where I might be able to actually afford a dwelling and not get stabbed if I step outside my door (Louisville, you see what you’ve done to me? I have PTSD!). 


Apparently there is someone that is going to help me try to find a job. I need all of the help I can get…and she needs these details.

I’ll be contacting her next week, but needed to write this down while I was thinking about it because I’m just enough of a spaz that I’m likely to forget my own geographic prefrences.

The Bitch is Back!

It’s August and I’m ready to get back on track.

I just finished 3 miles on the elliptical and 1 mile on the bike. It’s not even close to what I used to be able to do, but it’s better than nothing.

Also, Ben’s team won the team challenge on MasterChef tonight and he didn’t have to face the pressure test. I am an uber Ben Starr fangirl. He is too adorable for words.

All in all, a good evening and a good start to August - the month of this blog’s one year anniversary! 


Nike Women | Make Yourself | Fall 2011 Campaign


Nike Women | Make Yourself | Fall 2011 Campaign

I can’t really wrap my head around this watermelon gazpacho.

Asking Jillian not to scream is like asking the grass not to grow…the fish not to swim…the lions not to roar. Jillian is always gonna yell at people.
Bob Harper, The Biggest Loser Season 11